WASH ENGINEER

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Description :

Overview of the role


The WASH Engineer will be responsible for the Technical implementation of the WASH project in the district ensuring that water, sanitation, and hygiene project and safe water supplies are implemented effectively, professionally, and in accordance with the culture and practices of the local population. S/he will also contribute to health improvement though improved access to sustainable WASH services to host communities


Main Responsibilities


Support the provision of support in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programming, in broad consultation and coordination with other sectors, programme staff, and stakeholders including Local Authorities.

Participate in the technical assessments of piped water schemes, borehole drilling and capacity testing of water supply sources

Coordinate the preparation of Bill of quantities (BOQs) for all related WASH projects

Support deblocking of sewer mains

Conduct predelivery inspection (PDI) of water supplies materials and respective post distribution assessments

Supervise Training of Water point Committees (WPCs), Pump operators and Pump mechanics using national standard guidelines

Analysis functionality of water points using various data sets such as the m Water and Rural WASH Information Management System (RWIMS) and mWater

Design of water reticulation layout plans

Participates in Water Quality Monitoring trainings

Work with gender and safeguarding focal points on mainstreaming gender, protection, and safeguarding in project and program activities

Ensure financial accountability for float requests, acquittals of floats and contribute to compilation of quarterly procurement plans.

Preparation of weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual programme reports.

Any other duties as directed by the line manager


Requirements (Person Specification)


Possession of a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Civil/ Water Resources Engineering  

A post graduate Diploma in Water and Sanitation- Institute of Water and Sanitation Development (IWSD) or equivalent is a distinct advantage

At least 4 years’ experience in WASH in emergency programmes working within an Urban/Rural Local Authority and working in an NGO set up be an added advantage

Strong appreciation of the importance of urban and rural WASH Hardware and Software and community participation in project activities.

Knowledge of potable water quality monitoring techniques (both bacteriological and chemical parameters)


Essential


Knowledge of MS Office and ability to apply some of the following softwares; Autodesk, GIS (Google Earth, ArcGIS/QGIS), Hydrologic and hydraulic modelling and simulation software such as EPANET, Civil 3D, WaterCAD, Hec HMS, Hec RAS, MODFLOW, Auto CAD, Quick Grid, ODK, KOBO collect would be a distinct  

Good oral and written communication skills of which ability to speak at least two local languages namely Shona and Ndebele or any other minority languages is a strong asset

Evidence of maturity and experience in working in community development programmes.

Understanding of mainstreaming principles and experience of working on mainstreaming activities of People Living with Disabilities (PLWD), Gender, HIV/AIDS and Child Protection, Environmental protection, resilience, and protection of elderly people.

Ability to work under pressure, with minimum supervision.


Desirable


Experience in an Urban Local authority and ability to apply GIS related softwares

GOAL Competencies


Adaptability &Flexibility

Accountability & Dependability

Attention to Detail

Communication

Creative & Innovative Thinking

Other requirements


Ethics & Integrity

Flexibility

Interpersonal Skills

Planning & Organising

Problem Solving

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